36" gauge, 25 and 30-lb rail
Headquarters: Laurel, MS
Mill Location: Laurel, MS (Jones County)
Mill Capacity: 0,000 ft/day
Years of Operation: 1913-1925
Locomotives Owned: 3
1 Clyde skidder, 1 log loader, 13 log cars
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by Gil Hoffman:
On September 24, 1913 John Lindsey bought a mill site in the northern
part of Laurel from D. F. Denham. A bandmill cutting hardwoods was built on
this site and operated under the name "John Lindsey Lumber
Company." This organization was evidentally a partnership and was
composed of John Lindsey, Earle Lindsey, John Lindsey, Jr., Robert Lindsey
and Mrs. Carrie Winn Lindsey. These same people incorporated the Lindsey
Lumber Company at Laurel on April 29, 1921 with authorized capital stock of
$50,000. On May 14, 1921 John Lindsey transferred the mill site and timber
to the new company and on May 26, 1921 the John Lindsey Lumber Company
transferred the mill buildings and machinery together with the logging
equipment to the Lindsey Lumber Company. John Lindsey, Jr. was manager.
About June 1925 the mill cut out and the following spring the plant was
moved to Taylorsville, Smith County.
|ROSTER by Gil Hoffman:
1 2T Shay
Purchased from Harvey Brothers, Mobile, AL (dealer), on 11-12-17. Built
as Parker & Young #290, Keyser, NC (34" gauge wood rail); to J.
E. Bowen, Norfolk VA (dealer); to Beatrice Lumber Mill, Pachuta, MS, in
1908; to Harvey Brothers, Mobile, AL. To Lindsey Lumber Co. #1, Laurel,
MS, on 5-26-21. Sold for scrap about 1925.
2 2T Shay
Purchased from Ruby Lumber Co., Wautubbee, MS Built as Pine Hill Lumber
Co. #5, Wautubbee, MS (wood rail); to B. C. Lumber Co., Wautubbee, MS, on
4-23-10; to Bostick Brothers, Wautubbee, MS, in 11-1912; to Ruby Lumber
Co., Wautubbee, MS, on 3-14-13. Traded to Southern Iron & Equipment
Co. #1349, Atlanta, GA, on 8-24-18 as part payment on Shay #3; to Gulf
Naval Stores (United Fruit Co.), New Orleans, LA, on 3-19-19.
3 2T Shay
Purchased from Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1304, Atlanta, GA, on
8-24-18. Cost $4,500 with $900 allowed in trade on Shay #2. Built as
Cooke-Day Lumber Co. #3, Tangipahoa, LA; to Day Lumber Co. #3, Tangipahoa,
LA, on 6-27-06; to Louisiana Timber Co. #3, Red Lick, MS, in 1913; to Red
Lick Lumber Co. #3, Red Lick, MS; to Wood-Russ Lumber Co. #1, Red Lick,
MS, on 12-30-16; to Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1304. To Lindsey
Lumber Co. #3, Laurel, MS, on 5-26-21. For sale 6-1925.